Lupinus kuschei

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Lupinus kuschei
Conservation status
G3/G4
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Fabaceae
Genus: Lupinus
Species: L. kuschei
Binomial name
Lupinus kuschei
Eastw.
Synonyms
  • Lupinus sericeus

Lupinus kuschei, Yukon lupine, is a species of flowering plant from the order of Lamiales which can be found in Alaska and Western Canada.[1]

Description[edit]

The plant's stems are 15–50 centimetres (5.9–19.7 in) high while the leaves carry 5 to 9 leaflets with petioles being 4–15 centimetres (1.6–5.9 in) long. The leaflets themselves are elliptic and are 1.5–5 centimetres (0.59–1.97 in) long. Flowers have 3–10 centimetres (1.2–3.9 in) long racemes which have a two-lipped calyx. The upper lip of it is 4–6 millimetres (0.16–0.24 in) long while the lower one is 5–7 millimetres (0.20–0.28 in). L. kuschei have 10–13 millimetres (0.39–0.51 in) long corollas which are either blue or purple in colour. The fruits have 2–3 centimetres (0.79–1.18 in) long pods which carry seeds that are 4–6 centimetres (1.6–2.4 in) long.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lupinus kuschei Eastw.". USDA. Plants Profile. Retrieved November 5, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Lupinus kuschei Eastw." (PDF). Retrieved November 5, 2013.